I am trying to install the spanish dictionary for ispell,
espa~nol 1.11. The most up-to-date source I was able to find is from the
ispanish package at http://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/espa-nol.
My sequence of steps is as follows:
1) Download source, expand and go to the directory.
2) In the terminal,
sudo make. Everything goes smoothly, without errors, but the resulting
espa~nol.hash file is 13.1 MB, as opposed to the 3.9 MB that the
README says it should be. From the
The size of the spanish dictionary (espa~nol.hash) is 3.9Mbytes (Solaris 2.7 has this problem). If you get a size much bigger,probably it is due to the sort command of the operating system. In this case we recommend to install the textutils package of GNU and be sure that the sort command that you use is the textutils one.
I figure I can live with a sub-optimal dictionary size, so I carry on with the install with:
sudo make install which puts the resulting
.aff files in
/usr/local/lib, along with the
english hashes and affixes;
4) I start
Emacs, attempt to change the dictionary (
M-x ispell-change-dictionary) and my new language dictionary does not show in the list.
5) I dive into the
ispell customizations and find that the dictionaries are placed where
ispell should find them, so no surprises there. In an old
ispell changelog i find that it will only recognize valid dictionaries. I am running the latest version if
6) I revisit the dictionary compilation by going into the
Makefile and find nothing that will point me to the
sort options, assuming that I somehow screwed up the compilation and that the dictionary is not valid.
I am at a loss right now. The dictionary seems to be actively maintained, so I assume that it works for others, yet I have not been able to get it to work. Am I missing something?
I'm running OS X 10.6.8, GNU Emacs 23.3.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin, NS apple-appkit-1038.35) of 2011-03-09 on black.porkrind.org, Ispell 3.3.02.